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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1992)

Document title

A genetic classification of floodplains

published at : Special issue : Floodplain evolution

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NANSON G. C. ; CROKE J. C. ;

Abstract

Three classes are recognised : 1) high-energy non-cohesive; 2) medium-energy non-cohesive; and 3) low-energy cohesive floodplains. Thirteen derivative orders and suborders, ranging from confined, coarse-grained, non-cohesive floodplains in high-energy environments to unconfined fine-grained cohesive floodplains in low-energy environments, are defined on the basis of nine factors (mostly floodplain forming processes). Finally, it is proposed that, because floodplains are derivative of the parent stream system, substantial environmental change will result in the predictable transformation of one floodplain type to another over time

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1992, vol. 4, no 6 [pp. 459-486]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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